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July 23, 2018 11:15 AM Facebook to double office presence in London

(Reuters) - Facebook said on Monday it would double its presence in London, acquiring nearly 600,000 square feet (56,000 square meters) of office space across two buildings in King’s Cross - enough for more than 6,000 workstations. The social network did not say how many jobs it would add in the British capital, where it expects to employ 2,300 people 62

July 20, 2018 7:58 PM Facebook suspends another data analytics firm

Facebook announced Friday that it is suspending another data analytics firm pending an investigation into how the company used its data. Facebook's decision to suspend Crimson Hexagon comes as Facebook faces continued fallout over how it handles the personal data of its 2.2. billion monthly users. The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter 53

July 20, 2018 2:28 PM WhatsApp to Limit Message Forwarding After Rumor-Led Violence in India

Messaging service’s restrictions seek to slow the flow of misinformation NEW DELHI—Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp messaging service is making it harder for users world-wide to forward content after the spread of rumors on the app led to mob violence and the killing of more than 20 people in India. False messages about roaming child-kidnapping gangs spread 46

July 19, 2018 7:37 PM The Hosts of YouTube’s ‘Good Mythical Morning’ on Their Most-Beloved Gadgets

Mr. Neal: My favorite podcast right now is ‘Cocaine & Rhinestones,’ hosted by David Allan Coe’s son, Tyler Mahan Coe. It’s a very thorough history of not only country music but a lot of things surrounding it that I’m super into. The Merle Haggard episode is what got me hooked, but I devoured all of it. I love it. Mr. McLaughlin I’m a super-light sleeper 52

July 18, 2018 12:37 PM Google Is Fined $5 Billion by EU in Android Antitrust Case

Decision marks the European Union’s biggest-ever antitrust fine and sharpest rebuke to Silicon Valley BRUSSELS—The European Union hit Alphabet Inc.’s Google with a record antitrust fine of €4.34 billion ($5.06 billion) and ordered changes to its business that could loosen the company’s grip on its biggest growth engine: mobile phones. In the EU’s sharpest 56

July 18, 2018 11:13 AM Google's antitrust cases in Europe

BRUSSELS - Alphabet unit Google (GOOGL.O) was hit with a record-breaking 4.34 billion euro ($5.04 billion) fine on Wednesday, topping the 2.4 billion euros it was ordered to pay in another case last year. EU antitrust regulators accused it of abusing the dominance of its Android smartphone operating system by blocking rivals. 18 July 2018 - EU antitrust 56

July 10, 2018 1:08 PM ‘This Is Happening!’ Riders Hail Saudi Arabia’s First Female Professional Drivers

Women take the wheel for apps like Uber’s Middle East rival Careem, reflecting kingdom’s social change and push for economic diversity JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia—The first female driver for Uber’s Middle East rival here is helping to set a new course for women integrating into the kingdom’s workforce now that they are allowed to take the wheel. “I’ve just arrived 47

July 9, 2018 3:06 AM Tencent seeks to list online music unit in U.S

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd said it is looking to spin off and list its online music business, China’s biggest music-streaming company, in the United States. The proposed listing is a sign that the once-flagging online music industry is getting back on track as more listeners take to streaming music through smartphone 52

July 6, 2018 7:04 PM A Milk Startup Takes On 300 Million Cows

India’s sprawling agriculture industry has the world’s largest dairy herd. One start-up aims to modernize it. BHUBANESWAR, India—When Srikumar Misra moved back home to this eastern Indian city from London in 2010 to launch a milk company, it was about as far from Silicon Valley as an ambitious entrepreneur could get. Armed with social media, smartphone 73

July 5, 2018 4:04 PM 4 Smartphone Apps That Aggressively Block Spam Calls

Inundated with junk calls? Stop pesky robo-dialers with these anti-spam apps I miss my phone. Oh, I still have it—I just can’t remember the last time I picked up a call. When I do, it’s always some robot under the illusion that it works for the IRS, a chatty guy who wants to forgive my student loans, or a woman offering “free” cruises. Odds are you’re 116